Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Imaging and the Uncanny Valley

Well, it appears that this video is old but I Stumbled it the other day and found it fascinating.  Apparently, this technology has been used in newer video games and the like. 


Spoiler Alert!  Emily IS the animation.  She is not real.  Now that you have seen the video, I would like to point out that there are some inconsistencies in the animation.  You may have noticed that that when she stops speaking, her lips contort to an out of sync shape with the rest of her face but this is minor.  Honestly, I had no idea when I first watched this video that she was a computer generated image.  Simply amazing.  The Uncanny Valley will soon be crossed.

13 comments:

  1. She sounds kinda like Natalie Portman, although something seemed weird to me too about it before I knew she was fake. It was about the way the mouth looked. Not what you describe, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

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  2. yes, only the face is pasted. kewl non the less

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  3. Very cool, it's only getting better each day!

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  4. It's super creppy when they show the masking.

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  5. ahhh!!! That's really cool. great find :)

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  6. btw I just found this gem:

    http://youtu.be/pZTN-jRRM30

    I have no questions.

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  7. Heavy Rain technology right?

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  8. her face looks so real, thats crazy

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  9. Freaking amazing. That's cool as hell.

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  10. Bad news for people that are creeped out by mannequins & the like... like me.

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